Chairing a nearly three-hour-long meeting called by the government following a stand-off with LG on appointment of bureaucrats, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia explained to senior officials various provisions in the Constitution, the Government of NCT of Delhi Act and Transaction of Business of the Delhi Government.

The meeting was attended by Secretaries, Principal Secretaries and heads of various departments. A senior official said there was a healthy exchange of views in the meeting.

The meeting came a day after both Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung took their bitter fight to President Pranab Mukherjee, accusing each other of violating the Constitution and overstepping their respective jurisdictions.

In a directive on Monday, Kejriwal had asked the bureaucrats including the Chief Secretary to first consult with him and other Ministers about any communication from the LG before acting on such directions.

The Government had said the meeting with the bureaucrats has been called to have a "correct and coherent understanding of the Constitutional provisions and other norms in handing administrative affairs".

Latest News from India News Desk